Chinese President Xi Jinping and his team did not appreciate Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's decision to impose strict testing on travelers from China. (Nikkei montage/Reuters/Kyodo)
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Analysis: China flip-flop on Japanese visas highlights further policy confusion
Efforts to save face for Xi show same traits as abrupt cancelation of zero-COVID policy
On Sunday, a new entry appeared on the website of the Chinese embassy in Japan. "Notice," it said, in such an inconspicuous fashion that most people would likely not have noticed.
"Starting today, we will resume the issuance of Chinese general visas to Japanese citizens," the post said.
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